About The Home Society
Our Core Values
St. Elizabeth Home Society was founded in 1959 by Sister Elisabeth Manhertz, SJC (1918-2010), with the purpose of emulating, as closely as possible, the work of Saint Elizabeth in aid of the elderly and infirm.
In the early 1960’s, with the assistance of many community supporters, a downtown nursing home was established and operated in Hamilton, Ontario. In the 1980’s, our mission continued with the establishment of the St. Elizabeth Village, a gated, 65+, lifeleasing community (the first of its kind in Canada) on Hamilton mountain.
After operating the Village for over 30 years, the St. Elizabeth Home Society sold the St. Elizabeth Village to Novacare Retirement Communities Association, a non-profit company in 2014. Novacare continues to establish affordable housing for an active senior community while improving its infrastructure, services and amenities.
In the 1990’s, another community for seniors was established, this time in Pilisvorosvar, Hungary, the hometown of Sister Elisabeth. The Szent Erzsebet Otthon (translated to the Saint Elizabeth Home) was a smaller version of the St. Elizabeth Village, maintaining the continuum of care established in Canada.
Our Manhertz-Principle is a trademarked proprietary multi-level diversified care system. It provides for the care of the elderly, according to their health condition, and is based upon Sister Elisabeth Manhertz’s principle of continuum of care with physical and mental support provisions. Today’s Home Society works in the spirit of our history, by offering services and support for seniors so they can live their best life in their own homes.